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Army has relieved six active-duty leaders, including two battalion commanders, for refusing vaccine

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Army has relieved six active-duty leaders, including two battalion commanders, for refusing vaccine

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U.S. ArmyCommanders are armed with the following: relieved six soldiers from positions of leaderships and issued 2,994 general officer written reprimands in response to soldiers who have refused to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination order.

There are many to choose from. six relievedThese were the positions of leadership two battalionCommanders, ArmyAccording to a Wednesday press release. The service is still in its infancy. hasNot to involuntarily discharge any soldiers for refusingThe vaccine.

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) 

MARINE CORPS RELEASES 103 ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL TO DEFY PENTAGON’S COVID-19 MANDATE

The ArmyWe will issue guidance for discharging vaccineThere will be no holdouts this month. A press release stated that 3,611 soldiers were still in service. refusingTo get the vaccineYou do not have an approved exemption.

96% of active duty soldiers have so far adhered to the mandate. vaccineOrder, 73% of soldiers in reserve have received the jab. 

The Army hasFive medical exemptions of 653 soldiers were also approved. 595 soldiers’ medical exemption requests were denied. Out of 2,128 submitted requests, no religious exemptions were granted.

Soldiers file paperwork before being administered their COVID-19 vaccinations by Army Preventative Medical Services..  (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

Soldiers complete paperwork before they are administered their COVID-19 vaccines. Army Preventative Medical Services..  (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images).

The U.S. Navy also released updated data on vaccination progress. They revealed that 5,209 Active Component and 2,968 Ready Reserve Service members have yet to get the shot.

The Navy has244 temporary medical exemptions granted, and 68 administrative exemptions granted. However, none of the 3,038 requested exemptions were granted. forAs of Wednesday, religious accommodations were approved.

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In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

This February 9, 2021 photo by the Department of Defense shows the Hickam 15th Medical Group hosting the first COVID-19-based mass vaccination at Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam. (U.S. Air Force Technical. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP
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For active duty service members, the deadline to comply was November 28th last year. vaccineOrder, while reserve service members had until Dec. 28, last year to comply.

Service members who fail to follow the guidelines have been discharged by the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Navy. vaccineThe order was issued in August by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.